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crankygeeks 157 episode

by pcmag

Published March 11, 2009


This is episode 157 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 157:
Craigslist Under Fire, Kindle for iPhone, The First U.S. CIO, Sony's PSP Push, and more...

What's new in Episode 157

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Molly Wood, Executive Editor, CNet
Garnett Lee, Executive Editor, 1Up.com

The Topics:
Craigslist On Prostitution Allegations: We're Protected

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster has responded to the lawsuit filed this week by the sheriff of Chicago's Cook County against it. The suit claims that Craigslist is one of the nation's largers purveyors of prostitution. ""Craigslist cannot be held liable, as a matter of clear federal law, for content submitted to the site by our users," says Buckmaster.

Kindle for iPhone: Books on the Small Screen?

Amazon has released a free Kindle app for the iPhone in Apple's App Store. The release of Kindle for iPhone means users can shop for books at Amazon on a regular PC, and then transfer purchases over the air to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Do people really want to read e-books on a cell phone?

Vivek Kundra: The First U.S. CIO

President Obama has announced the appointment of Vivek Kundra to the new post of Chief Information Officer at the White House. Kundra will oversee $71 billion in U.S. technology spending, and he was previously CTO for Washington, D.C. Is a CIO good for the country?

U.S. Cybersecurity Chief Resigns

The U.S. government's director for cybersecurity resigned on Friday, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats on computer systems. Rod Beckstrom said the NSA was the wrong agency to police cybersecurity. The Obama administration is reviewing the nation's cybersecurity policy.

Woman Assaulted for Shushing Loud Cell Phone Talker

A woman standing in line in Brooklyn found Berta Rakhmamimov's cell-phone conversation a little too loud. After she requested quiet, she allegedly wound up attacked by Rakhmamimov's fists, coffee and stiletto heels. Rakhmamimov was arrested on charges of assault, with her hot coffee classified as a weapon. Is this a growing problem?

Topic links:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10191150-93.html?tag=mncol
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342394,00.asp
http://www.geek.com/articles/news/president-obama-appoints-federal-governments-cio-2009039/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342681,00.asp
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10190839-71.html?tag=mncol


Run time 31:20
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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